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Lake Guntersville, Guntersville
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Guntersville Lake is located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville.LocationThe lake stretches 75 miles from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. It is Alabama's largest lake at 69,000 acres .HistoryThe lake was created by Guntersville Dam along the Tennessee River. Both the lake and the dam received their names from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.In the 1950s, German scientists brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip who lived in Huntsville, Alabama purchased houses by the lake.
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  • Beautiful lake for all seasons of travel. Fun summer activities and gorgeous leaves and bald eagles in the fall 
  • Beautiful area suffering from severe drought. Many birds, few boaters. Campgrounds, boat launch areas. 
  • Visited during Columbus day ship replica visit. Pleasant weather and beautiful scenery. Would have been pleasant to be in boat out on the lake. Plenty of near by restaurants, and shopping.